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AUG 11
Emeritus College Online Seminar with Dr. Gary Powell

Emeritus College Online Seminar with Dr. Gary Powell

August 11 (Tuesday) 10:00am – 11:00am, Online Seminar: Covid-19 Vaccines-an update with Dr. Gary Powell, Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biochemistry: Dr. Powell will start with a brief definition of terms, what therapeutics are and how treatments of active disease differ from vaccines that act to prevent disease.  Next, he will present a brief recap of the history of vaccination, and how vaccines are traditionally prepared as well as a bit about how the human immune system works. Following, he will address new drug development with information about what Phases 1- 4 mean and the importance of gathering comprehensive data on the safety and performance of vaccines through these phases before FDA approval and using the new drugs on the general public.  Dr. Powell will discuss what is being done new with some of the cutting-edge versions for Covid-19.  Most experts think we will not have a tested vaccine available until early 2021. Negotiating the first three phases generally takes 10-15 years! Seminar participants will understand why at the conclusion of the session.  

Please contact Nicci Hanewald at nherman@clemson.edu with any questions or if you would like information about joining the presentation. 

Click HERE more for information on joining and participating in a ZOOM Meeting.

 

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OCT 15
Emeritus College Online Seminar with Dr. Feng Ding

Emeritus College Online Seminar with Dr. Feng Ding

October 15 (Thursday) 10:00am – 11:30amOnline Seminar:  Creating a Faster COVID-19 Test with Dr. Feng Ding, Associate Professor of Physics and Faculty Scholar (CU School of Health): The limited and delayed detection of SARS-CoV-2 infections so far has become the bottleneck for stopping the continued community transmission of the virus. We propose to break the bottleneck by developing a novel aptamer-linked nanoplasmon sensor to detect virus proteins in real time with high specificity and sensitivity. Further validation of the method for detecting actual virus will allow fast screening and isolation of COVID-19 patients, a key to break the chain of transmission for stopping the current and future pandemics. Click HERE to see Dr. Ding’s recent article in the NEWSSTAND.

Please contact Nicci Hanewald at nherman@clemson.edu with any questions or if you would like information about joining the presentation. 

Click HERE more for information on joining and participating in a ZOOM Meeting.

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